• I am a 45 year old female who was diagnosed wih renal cell carcinoma with no signs or symtoms it was just a fluke that they caught it.

    Asked by ladij28 on Thursday, May 2, 2013

    I am a 45 year old female who was diagnosed wih renal cell carcinoma with no signs or symtoms it was just a fluke that they caught it.

    I was operated on March 18 and they removed my right kidney removed. I was told that the cancer was milgnant but they were able to get everything. What scares me is how do I know that it wont come back? I guess I just want to talk to someone whose been through this. Please reach out to me. Thanks

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    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Hugs, Hugs, hugs. in 1995, when I was 43 the same exact thing happened to me - but it was my left kidney. It's scary, but thinking about what can happen, doesn't help you heal emotionally or physically. There are no guarantees in life, just live each day the best you can.

      over 6 years ago
    • isnoop's Avatar
      isnoop

      i know how you feel. i had the same and mine had also spread to both lungs. i was told i had about a year to live. that was 5 years ago. trust in the Lord. He will be by your side. we cannot worry if it will come back again. live like it will not.

      over 6 years ago
    • Kossmore's Avatar
      Kossmore

      Many treatment centers have financial assistance programs you can apply for. When you sign up for treatment they will give you the forms to fill out and return. Be diligent with this process, make at least two copies of everything because it is a long process for the treatment centers for approve the payments. They will not bill you so you do not need to worry about payments. Mine took several years and I had to redo the paperwork twice for each treatment. I also live in Ohio. Best of luck.

      over 6 years ago

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